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Snort History, A

A partially-animated, humorous short that illustrates how drinking alcohol can impair one's judgement when driving. Animation by Pat Oliphant

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Run time 6:31
Production Company Stan Phillips and Associates
Sponsor Colorado Dept of Health, Denver Alcohol Safety Action
Audio/Visual sound, color


Reviewer: Htos1 - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 30, 2012
Subject: Cool
Oliphant's work is a long-time fav of mine,what a treat!
Reviewer: Jim Aitken - favoritefavoritefavorite - September 16, 2007
Subject: Stan Phillips, Pat Oliphant, Jim Aitken
Stan Phillips directed this 1971 film in Denver, and did the live action photography. Phillips, long active as an animator and experimental filmaker, went on to become a member of the DGA, directing over 200 animated TV shows including "Madeline." Pat Oliphant, the Pulitzer Prize winning cartonist, did the character design. Jim Aitken (me) wrote the piece and operated the animation camera. The film was distributed world wide with success in the educational film field.
Despite it's seeming simplicity, the animation uses sophisticated effects including multi-plane setups with varied focus, etc. Worth a closer look.
I went on to become a member of the WGA West, writing for DIC animated TV series including "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures," "The Hurricane's" and "Captain Planet."
Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavorite - January 10, 2006
Subject: Rangerovers= Alcohol
This short film shows a range rover driving around the beautiful Colorado countryside, and in another side story, shows the history of people driving (or in the cavemans story, carrying) and drinking, all with the predictable results. Film was okay, nothing reall remarkable.
Reviewer: MortyW - favorite - August 1, 2005
Subject: Don't Drink and Drive
It didn't cut it. Showed have showed the crash!
Reviewer: Wilford B. Wolf - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 28, 2005
Subject: Don't Drink and Ride Your Chariot
Dialogless short from the early to mid 1970s about drinking and driving, produced by the state of Colorado. The live action follows a fellow leaving his place deep in the Rocky Mountains. As he crosses a particular hazardÃÂ a bridge, a tunnel, a river, railroad tracksÃÂ the action freezes and a short animated piece is done about a similar situation in history; a caveman drinking to cross a bridge, a Roman chariot drinking while hurrying home and going through an arch, a dandy on a pennyfarthing drinking and riding down a hill, and a jazz age fellow and his old car.

It's obvious from the tone that the idea was to serve more as a gentle reminder in that oh, so mellow 1970s fashion. The film ends with the fellow in the Jeep taking a drink before heading out on a busy highway.
Reviewer: Lisa MW - favorite - June 3, 2005
Subject: Evil of Alcohol
This film didn't show the evil of drinking and driving, rather it was a trite sketch that didn't even drive the point home clearly.
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